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NARC-9F1657: NARC-9F1657 : Halfpenny : Alexander III

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-9F1657

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver Halfpenny of Alexander III of Scotland (AD 1249-1286). Second coinage. Long cross reverse with two blank quadrants and two containing a mullet of six points, alternating. AD 1280-1286.

Diameter: 15.05mm, Thickness: 0.64mm, Weight: 0.6g.

Spink, P 19, No 5061.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1286

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 15.05 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Alexander III of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Scottish: Alexander III Long Cross and Stars Second coinage solid cross (S 5060 - 5062)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with sceptre left
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDERDEIGRA
Reverse description: Long cross reverse with two blank quadrants and two containing a mullet of six points, alternating
Reverse inscription: SCO/TOR/VM+/REX
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Kettering (District)
Parish or ward: Cranford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9478
Four figure Latitude: 52.39196303
Four figure longitude: -0.62008154
1:25K map: SP9478
1:10K map: SP97NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 19 5061

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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